Acne is frustrating at any age, but compound breakouts with concerns about finding effective anti-aging products and it can be a challenge. The Murad Anti-Aging Acne Care regimen combines treatments for blemish-prone skin, with effective anti-aging ingredients for a solution to multiple skin issues.
This Murad Anti-Aging Acne Care lineup includes:
- Step 1: Time-Release Acne Cleanser (which could be used on oily/combination or acne-prone skins), $32
- Step 2: Advanced Acne & Wrinkle Reducer (new), $44
- Step 3: Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (new), $48
Together, these products work to simultaneously target both hormonal acne and the visible signs of aging. The Time Release Acne Cleanser works as a cleanser and toner to deliver encapsulated Salicylic Acid to the skin (even after rinsing). I like the addition of Hyaluronic Acid and Amino Acids to help bind moisture to the skin and fight free radicals, while fruit acids help normalize sebum production and prevent skin irritation. In my use with combination skin, I didn’t find this cleanser drying or harsh at all.
The Advanced Acne & Wrinkle Reducer features .5% encapsulated Salicylic Acid to clear hormonal breakouts and prevent future breakouts. Retinyl Palmitate helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is a gel-lotion formula with a light scent.
I think one of the best additions to this line is the Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for blemish-prone skins. So often this skin-type gets forgotten in the sunscreen category, as products are often heavy and pore-clogging. When I was younger, it seemed the only breakout I would get would be when I used a sunscreen on my face. The broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection helps prevent sun damage, wrinkles and dark spots, while the inclusion of the Murad Oil Control Complex® helps keep pores clear.
You can find these products at Murad.com and at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa®, Murad Flagship Store, Sephora, Ulta and Massage Envy Spas and leading salons and spas. I love that Nordstrom has a Starter Kit available, which features all three products in smaller sizes, perfect for getting a good trial or for travel. Is this a range that you’d be interested in?